Colorful and Healthy Rainbow Salad Recipe

Tray of salad with with spring mix lined with fresh cut strawberries, blueberries, oranges, pineapple, grapes and beets

This Rainbow Salad Recipe is perfect for adding more fruits and veggies onto the plate or in the bowl.  This salad is actually easy to build and add into the lunchbox for school.  It’s equally delicious as a side dish for dinner, making it a salad the entire family will love. 

Tray of salad with with spring mix lined with fresh cut strawberries, blueberries, oranges, pineapple, grapes and beets

Colorful and Healthy Rainbow Salad Recipe

This Healthy Rainbow Salad Recipes is a fun activity to build with your family.  It incorporates fruits and veggies while also including all of the colors of the rainbow; green, yellow, blue, orange, red and purple.

Each color is assigned to a different fruit or vegetable;

Green = Spring Salad Mix, but you can also add a little extra green with avocados or green grapes

Yellow = Fresh Pineapple

Blue = Fresh Blueberries

Orange = Fresh Navel Orange 

Red = Fresh Strawberries

Purple = Beets or grapes

We’ve even added in some clouds by using honey goat cheese.

Before you grab the recipe meet one of my characters; Slice™!  He’s part of my Better Bites Gang who has teamed up with Recipe Girl to bring you Better Bites that include navel oranges. 

Navel Orange

Here is a printable version of the recipe for your rainbow building fun…

Rainbow Salad Recipe

Tray of salad with with spring mix lined with fresh cut strawberries, blueberries, oranges, pineapple, grapes and beets
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Green = Spring Salad Mix
  • Yellow = Fresh Pineapple
  • Blue = Fresh Blueberries
  • Orange = Fresh Navel Orange 
  • Red = Fresh Strawberries
  • Purple = Beets
  • White Clouds = Honey Goat Cheese

Instructions

Step 1: Wash, hull and slice the fresh strawberries.  When you are finished measure 1 cup of fresh sliced strawberries.

Note:  You can use a plastic knife to cut strawberries, which is especially useful when working with preschool aged children.

Step 2:  Open and rain a can of beets.  You can purchase them fully diced to save time.  Measure 3/4 of a cup of beets.

Step 3:  Wash the fresh blueberries.  Measure 1 cup of blueberries.

Step 4:  Wash one 5 oz. package of mixed greens.  A fresh spring mix was used in this recipe, but you can use your favorite salad mix as the base.

Step 5: Cut and dice 1 cup of fresh pineapple.

Note:  You can purchase a whole pineapple and teach your child(ren) how to twist off the top of the pineapple and remove the skin.  If you are doing this remember to rinse the entire pineapple once removing the skin before coring and dicing.  Or, you can typically purchase fresh pineapple skinned and cored in your produce aisle to save time.

Step 6:  Wash 1 navel orange.  Remove the peel.  Separate the slices.  Dice the slices.

Step 7:  Build your rainbow Salad in a large family bowl or in individual jars/containers like Simon did in the video by starting with green and adding all of the other fruits and vegetables; strawberries, beets, blueberries, pineapples and nave orange pieces.  

Step 8:  Top your Rainbow Salad Recipe with the Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing also made with fresh navel oranges (link below).

Step 9 (optional):  It's optional, but you can top off your Rainbow Salad Recipe with some pieces of honey goat cheese to serve as clouds.

Notes

Brought to You by:

Sponsor banners for WowButter, True Made Foods, and Community Care Physicians, P.C.

Cartoon character of an orange running with sneakers and a baseball cap

Cooking with Kids:  Every recipe is full of lessons to help teach children either simple or complex activities related to cooking and kitchen safety.  Here are a few key concepts to chat through when making this Rainbow Salad Recipe at your home;

  • Preparing Fruit
  • Cutting Fruit
  • Hulling Strawberries
  • Measuring Ingredients
  • Sequencing through Recipe Steps
  • Knife Safety
  • Following Directions

Cheers to Better Bites and a Healthy Rainbow Salad Recipe!

Build a Cookbook at Home:  Print a cookbook cover and a Slice Cover page to serve as a divider and follow along with all of Slice’s Orange Themed Recipes.  As you try them, you can print them and build a cookbook by keeping everything in a binder at home.  CLICK HERE 

If you are looking for more recipes from our friend Slice™, check out his favorite shares this month:

Citrus Salad Dressing

Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe

Creamsicle Fruit Dip

Meet the Better Bites Gang:  If you are interested in all that the Better Bites Gang has to offer, hop over to our main page and learn about Recipe Girl, Teeny the Tiny Taste Tester, Click, Sip and their other fruit and veggie pals.  There are new pals joining the gang all year long so sign up for our family newsletter for updates!  Here’s the link to the page.

Bring the Better Bites Gang to your School:  If you want to bring Better Bites to your schools.  Learn about our school program here.

Boy smiling while building a rainbow salad from bowls of strawberries, blueberries, grapes, mango, lettuce, and oranges

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